New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke down in tears on social media Tuesday, claiming she’s a survivor of sexual assault and using those new allegations to accuse Republicans of utilizing the same “tactics” as her abuser.
And if this is the first time you’re hearing about AOC’s sexual assault story, join the club.
The 32-year-old socialist congresswoman has spent the last nearly four weeks posting a series of videos to Instagram and Twitter in which she continually describes (and grossly hyperbolizes) the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, during which no House members or senators were harmed after a group of Trump supporters stormed into the building. But each time the New York representative tells the story, the metaphorical fish she's describing seems to grow bigger and bigger, with each version adding new layers of supposed trauma and new allegations to the "horrors" she apparently faced when she...you know, wasn't actually being attacked.
But now, apparently, if you question AOC's ever-changing version of events or accuse her of using the sob story for ongoing attention, you may as well be a sexual abuser.
“These folks who tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what’s happened, or even telling us to apologize, these are the same tactics of abusers,” AOC tearfully ranted. “And I’m a survivor of sexual assault. And I haven’t told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other.”
AOC, who has previously claimed she thought she was going to die during the incident and who recently accused Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of trying to have her “murdered” that day, also alleged she and her staff feared for their lives after a Capitol police officer came into her office during the incident, saying he “didn’t feel right.” This is at least the second time the congresswoman has thrown Capitol police under the bus as potentially having been in on the riots.
“He was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility,” the congresswoman blustered, saying she was concerned because the officer “wasn’t yelling, ‘This is Capitol police, this is Capitol police.’”
.@AOC describes a Capitol Police officer bursting into her office, says his presence “didn’t feel right” and that he was looking at her “in all of this anger and hostility.” Her staffer reportedly wondered if he would have to fight the officer. pic.twitter.com/LCj2JmmFP6— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) February 2, 2021
In a story that’s only grown more bizarre the more times she’s told it over the past month, AOC also claimed Tuesday that rioters actually broke into her office while she was still inside, saying, “this was the moment where I thought everything was over.”
"This was the moment where I thought everything was over," she said. "I thought I was going to die," she said. "And I had a lot of thoughts... if this is the plan for me, then people will be able to take it from here."